Services and Pricing

I take pride in the fact that my editing skills have caught key timeline and plot holes for many of my fiction clients, while my scientifically trained mind often picks up on where any materials I read may need a quick fact check.

My clients compliment me for maintaining their voice while improving their work and for getting their work back to them in a timely manner. My turnaround time is usually 3-4 days for up to 15,000 words and two weeks for up to 60,000 words. (Please contact me to discuss the timeframe for your specific project.)

When I receive your file, I will choose 2,000 words to make an assessment of what level of editing you need (unless you have already determined this for yourself).  With my assessment, I will also send you suggestions on how to improve your writing before the editing process begins. Next, I will work through the editing process.  Unless otherwise requested, I use the Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster for reference.  For larger projects, I send weekly progress updates.

Here is a summary of my different packages. I pride myself on flexibility, so let me know how I can help you!

Proofread Plus: $60/10,000 words

Are you almost ready to publish? I will check spelling and grammar, and make sure that you are consistent in both style and content. (That’s the plus! I won’t let you put anything out there that isn’t a good read.)

If any areas need work, I will leave you a comment, usually asking a question like, “Did you mean to change the name of this character?” or, “You alternate between UK and US spellings. Which would you prefer?”

This service includes one read through of your content.

Crucial Copyedit: $100/10,000 words

This package is for writing that needs a polish. In addition to spelling and grammar, I make sure the content is readable, consistent, and accurate.

I know how frustrating it can be to get back the proverbial red ink and not know how to make it better, so I do my best to offer suggestions whenever a clear answer is not available. I have found that this often leads to us coming up with a better solution than either of us could have on our own.

This service includes one read through of your whole content, but areas that need a bit of collaboration can receive up to two additional passes to be sure we don’t accidentally introduce any errors.

Editing Extras: $200/10,000 words

This package is for writing that needs more help. I work on consistency issues, check your story timeline, and do any needed fact-checking. I address voice and tone, where needed, to be sure your meaning is clear and your pacing is appropriate. This is all, of course, in addition to basic spelling and grammar.

This service includes two readings of your whole content, but areas that need a bit of collaboration can receive up to two additional passes to be sure we don’t accidentally introduce any errors.

Editing Accountability: $100/week

This package is for writers who need to be kept on track. Maybe you have hit a wall with that dreaded writer’s block. I will help inspiration flow, but also keep up momentum when you’re stuck by improving parts you’ve already written.

We start with a phone call to determine your needs and desires. Our weekly email will keep you accountable and give us a chance to discuss the work I have edited for you (up to 5,000 words per week!) Every other week, we will hop on the phone to be sure the program is tailored to work for you and your creative needs.

WordPress Manager: $10/1000 words

This service includes editing right in your WordPress dashboard.  In addition to proofreading your web content, I will also check for functioning links.  If you need image management, contact me to discuss fees.

 

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